U of T Women in Houselaunched in March 2013–is a new program aimed at promoting a greater female representation in the government by inviting female undergraduate students to shadow the lives of female Canadian politicians for a full day in Ottawa. It involves a fully-subsidized, two-day trip to Ottawa to directly witness the political procedures, learn about gender equity, and engage in mentorship and networking with Canadian political leaders.

The participants will be greeted with a welcoming reception in Ottawa on the evening of March 4th and take a tour of the parliament, hear individual speakers and shadow a day in the life of a female MP or a Senator.

This year’s program is composed of ten female students from the Peace, Conflict and Justice Program, ten female students from the International Relations Program, and ten female students from the Public Policy Program. These participants were chosen through a competitive process based on their academic merits and future career aspirations.

Our students will be recording their experiences and those entries will be published online with photos  after the trip.

If you have any questions or suggestions, please contact us at womeninhouse.uoft@gmail.com or contact the coordinator, Tina Park at tina.park@utoronto.ca


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